The Case Middle School
Volume 6 May
Issue 6 2010
Produced by the Students of Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
New Peers, Teachers, By Malia Brooks & Ellia Bower escort the class of 2017 through
their middle school experience.
and Surroundings— A fter the summer break, Case
Middle School students will find
The current 8th grade advisor,
Mr. Tim Lucas (of the almost-high-
Oh, My! themselves with new peers, teach-
ers, and surroundings—oh, my!
school class of 2014) will take on a
new role as Punahou School’s new
Don’t worry; one thing will stay Academic Support Coordinator.
the same despite all this change. The Courier interviewed Dr.
Can you guess what? That’s right, Chow-Hoy for his thoughts on the
our supervisors. next year and a new experience.
Students aren’t the only ones Q: What has made you con-
who make the transition from sider a change of jobs?
grade to grade. The middle school A: After 11 years of fun, never-
advisors also will have to pack their a-dull-moment experiences in the
bags and settle into new offices. classroom, I feel ready to broaden
Mr. Jon Koshiba will accompany the scope of my work in the middle
the class of 2016 on their journey school and look at the world of the
throughout middle school and will students from a different point of
be moving to Kuaihelani filling the view.
position of the 7th grade advisor. Q: What appeals to you
Mrs. Jenni Tyau will follow the about the role of a supervisor?
At left, Dr. Chow-Hoy; right, Mr. Class of 2015 into eighth grade A: I have always been interest-
Lucas. and new surroundings over at the ed in finding ways to build on (and
Photos courtesy of Sterling’s Photography
Gates CLC. improve) the experiences that our
But there are staffing changes students have during their three
afoot: Dr. Todd Chow-Hoy, cur- years in the middle school. In ad-
rently Team 8Y leader, 8th grade dition, I enjoy working with my
math teacher, and math team/ faculty colleagues, learning about
math club advisor, will step up as what they’re doing in their class-
the new sixth grade supervisor to …continued on page 4
Star Poets, By Ale Hedlund Chaz Pangelina was the Hu-
manities winner for her piece,
Star Students T his year, students from all
over the Hawaiian Islands
competed in a poetry competition.
On Sunday, May 16, Natalie and
Chaz read their poems in a public
The Program was called Star poetry reading in Palikū Theatre at
Poets. Windward Community College. Sa-
It is a project of the Wind- vannah was recognized by name,
ward Community College and the and the three were awarded their
Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, prizes at the time.
sponsored by Starbucks. To write their poems, the stu-
Hawai‘i schools have been par- dents first wrote a draft and turned
ticipating in it since 1999. it into Mrs. Umeda to grade.
Students grades 3-12 entered After this, Savannah explained
an original poem on any topic they how then they’d “have to write
wanted. more and more drafts until we had
The top five poets in each about five drafts.”
grade were awarded a $50 prize Upon learning that they had
for themselves and a $100 prize been honored with awards, Natalie
for their school to enhance the was really excited.
school’s literacy programs. Savannah said she was happy
This year, along with the top and proud that “I had accom-
five poets obtaining a prize, a spe- plished something and others ap-
cial prize was given to one or more preciated my work.”
poems that explored, according to Natalie wrote about experiences
the Star Poets press release, “local she had with her family.
identity and memory or evoke a Savannah wrote about perform-
vivid sense of place.” ing arts and what if feels like for
At top, Natalie; left, Chaz; right, That was the Humanities prize. her to be on stage.
Savannah. Mrs. Umeda’s sixth grade class When asked if they had any
Photos courtesy of Sterling’s Photography
participated in the program this tips for others aspiring to write
year. Three of her students won poetry, Savannah said, “Just write
prizes. what you feel. Don’t write about
Natalie Tsukada wrote a poem something you don’t actually care
entitled “Hooked” and was one of about. —What’s in your heart.”
the top five winners in all the sixth Natalie added that it was good
grade entries. to “write about good memories.”
Awarded an Honorable Mention (Unfortunately, Chaz Pangelina
was Savannah Shumock for her was not available to be interviewed
poem, “Home Away From Home”. before the issue deadline.)
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 2
Yo! Yo! Listen up! By Mia Masuda & Mackenzie Feldman tional yo-yo competition.
What would you say is the
Meet Punahou’s I magine walking down the halls,
and ahead you see a national
key for people in pursuing their
Wizard of the Yo-Yo champion yo-yoer, who has ap-
peared on multiple talk shows.
Sounds cliche, but if you never
give up, you never can fail.
Now, where could you find a What do you like about yo-
place with a guy like this? Look yo-ing?
no further than our own Punahou Yo-yo-ing helps me with my
School. hand-eye coordination and gives
Many famous people me something to do when I’m
with different skills bored. Also, it’s cool to have a tal-
have graduated from ent as unique as yo-yo-ing.
Punahou School: Steve Is your whole family in-
Case, Michelle Wie, volved in it?
Barack Obama. Well, my dad sold yo-yo’s since
Right now though, the 80s and in 1999 he made over
Case Middle School is $10,000,000 in Japan selling yo-
home to many talented yo’s, so it seems that he has a big
young people. The CMS part in the yo-yo industry, though
Courier sat down with he doesn’t sell yo-yo’s anymore.
gifted yo-yo wizard, The rest of my family isn’t too
Evan Nagao, an eighth involved, but when I’m at competi-
grader. tions, they cheer me on.
How old were you Evan, you were on Jay Leno;
when you started yo- tell us a little about that.
yo-ing? The Tonight Show was the cool-
I was just a one year est show to be on! Everyone from
old when I started. the cast was extremely nice and I
Who inspired you got to ride in Jay Leno’s fire truck.
to start and keep it How many yo-yo’s do you
Evan Nagao up? have?
I actually taught myself how to I have about 1,000 maybe? I
yo-yo, so in that, I guess I inspired don’t really count.
myself. What is your favorite yo-yo?
How often do you practice My favorite yo-yo is one called
and what motivates you to do The Mighty Flea. It is the size of a
it every day? quarter in circumference.
I practice about three hours
a day when I get bored or have Evan may have a special tal-
some extra time. ent, but he worked hard to get to
Do you have any sponsors? where he is today.
Yes, I am sponsored by a com- He isn’t the only one with a
pany named Yo-Yo Factory. talent, and he encourages you to
How often do you compete? pursue your dreams too.
I don’t compete very often Even if yo-yo-ing isn’t your tal-
anymore, but I plan to go to many ent, you can follow the competi-
contests this year. tions of Evan, because when he
Proudest victories? become famous, you’ll want to say
When I was five, I won a na- you knew him.
The Famous By Brandon Yahiro & David Kobayashi you think about the issue of child
Producer M any of us now know the
famous 7th grader Matthew
Shimura for the terrific and out-
Matt started to make movies in
Matt has won many contests
standing videos and movies that like the “Hawai‘i State Bar As-
he creates. sociation.” He has also won the
If you did not know, the news is John Fox award just last year at
that he won an award for a contest Punahou as a sixth grader.
about child obesity. He took first Matt does not do all this by
place in this contest and went to himself, though. He says that he
Washington, D.C. for his award. gets help from his mom who drives
He was able to meet First him around and helps him get the
Lady Michelle Obama. If you saw photos or clips for his movie.
C-Span, it showed a video from Matt says that he mostly enjoys
Washington D.C. on the awards for making documentaries. For that
the contest. reason, his movies all have a cer-
Matthew had been working on tain point to make about an issue
this issue before the contest was he finds interesting.
announced. He has done many Matt was also inspired to do
other videos that deal with the enter this contest by Mrs. Cathy
world and issues that he thinks is Kawano-Ching and since then,
important. he thought it would be fun so he
You can see Matt’s video on decided to enter. Matt Shimura has
Matt Shimura C-Span. He talks about how kids made a movie so amazing he has
do not get enough playing time beaten thousands of other entries
outside and how we have become and won first place.
a fast food nation. For Matt it was a great honor
The video shows diseases that and a proud time for him to meet
come from fat foods. It makes the First Lady.
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Space Camp By Ale Hedlund Each team would get its turn to
simulate what it really was like in
for Spring Break W hile most students at
Punahou were enjoying their
spring break skiing, vacationing,
Mission Control, the ISS (Interna-
tional Space Station) and an Orbit-
ing Space Shuttle.
or relaxing at home, eighteen 7th Students were assigned a job
and 8th grade students were in in one of the three environments.
Huntsville, Alabama ... learning They could be the Flight Director,
about space. who maintained the safety, team-
At 7:00 p.m. Mar. 19th work and professionalism of the
(the last day of school mission, or any of the other work-
before Spring Break), the ers in Mission Control who moni-
eighteen assembled in tored what was happening in the
front of Agricultural Space Station and Orbiter.
Inspection at the Ho- In the Orbiter, students could
nolulu International be the Commander, Pilot, Payload
Airport. There were Specialists or Mission Specialists.
four seventh graders The Commander and Pilot con-
and fourteen eighth trolled the Orbiter and got instruc-
graders. All were ex- tions from Mission Control on what
cited about the flight to do. Payload Specialists con-
ahead. ducted experiments in the Orbiter.
The students slept, The Mission Specialists got to go
read, listened to mu- outside into the simulated Space
sic, or stayed up talking and perform an EVA or Extra Ve-
through an eight-hour hicular Activity.
flight to Denver, Colorado. For the Punahou and California
They then took a shorter two teams, that was putting together
hour flight to Huntsville, Alabama. a series of nodes and rods while
A half-hour bus ride later, and wearing a space suit (complete
they had arrived at the U.S. Space with helmet) and sitting in a chair-
and Rocket Center. On arrival, the like contraption that aloud them
campers were acquainted with the to float as if they were in zero
team leader that would show them gravity.
around the center before the camp There were three jobs in the
officially began. space station: Station Commander,
With her, they went to differ- and the two Flight Engineers.
ent museums the center had, saw Station Commander was helped
Rocket Park (a park with different by one of the workers in Mission
rockets displayed), and even got Control, the Mission Scientist, to
to go on rides. Space Shot was a fix problems that happened on the
towering ride that shot campers up Space Station.
quickly then brought them down The Flight Engineers completed
slowly, giving them the feeling of the pattern of nodes and rods that
weightlessness. the Mission Specialists had started
G-Force was a ride shaped in and conduct other experiments in
almost the same shape as a flying the Space Station.
saucer. Students were strapped So that everyone would get a
to the inside walls of the simula- chance to try something new, the
tor as it spun around. In this ride, campers had another mission on
students felt the pressure of 3 G’s the fourth and last full day of camp.
and were even lifted off their feet The students also participated
when the speed was increased. in activities like building their own
Other fun activities they did on space station and Space Bowl.
the first day were the rock climb- The three teams of mixed
ing wall and the Mars Mission Sim- Punahou and California students
ulator. The Mars Mission simulator competed against each other and
featured alien roller coasters, Mars teams from around the world to
Burgers and country music. build a space station on the moon
The next day, camp officially that could do whatever your team
started and the Punahou students wanted it to do.
were split into three teams: Dei- There were housing and medi-
mos, Calypso, and Charon. Also cal centers, but also a few spas,
in their teams were students from theme parks, and even an under-
two California schools. ground water park. Unfortunately,
After meeting their new team none of the Punahou teams won.
leaders and acquainting them- Space Bowl was possibly the
selves with their teammates, the most prepared-for activity at
Punahou and California students Space Camp. From the day they
started learning. had arrived, the students were
Over the next five days, the already learning all they needed to
teams participated in different know to win the competition.
activities about space. Space Bowl was a Jeopardy-like
They learned about early space game with all the teams competing
history, the Mercury, Gemini, against each other for the most
and Apollo missions, different points. Unlike Jeopardy, how-
space stations and all the differ- ever, all of the questions revolved
ent parts of a space shuttle. Even around space and all that the
Space Camp is a blast! future plans and ideas about Mars campers had learned throughout
Photos by A. Hedlund and the Moon were introduced their time at the camp.
throughout the week. On the last day, Friday, the
On the second day, the campers campers and their teams were
had what was described as one of presented with the awards their
the most fun activities there: The teams had won throughout the
Mission. …continued on page 4
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 4
Mrs. Ditzel on By Kaitlyn Yonamine “When I was teaching, there
was a strong need of books on the
K indergarten was a great time
for all of us. A time that really
helped us all to grow and inspired
education of young children at the
time,” Mrs. Ditzel said.
And that is what inspired her to
us to try harder. write her book.
Inspiration drives people to ac- Is this your first published
complish amazing things. book?
And that is exactly what hap- Mrs. Ditzel says that this was
pened with Kindergarten
teacher, Mrs. Resi Ditzel.
About ten years ago,
Mrs. Ditzel wrote a book
called Great Beginnings.
To get more information
about this, The Courier
had an interview with her
to talk about her book.
What is your book,
Great Beginnings, all
“It basically is about
teaching younger, Kinder-
garten-aged children,” Mrs.
Ditzel said. not her first published book. She
As an experienced Kindergarten has had many more published.
teacher, this was a great book idea There are two sets, with eight
for her to write. It includes her books in each, meaning she has 16
teaching methods and gives advice published books total.
for other Kindergarten teachers. It She published those around 15
talks about using parental involve- to 20 years ago.
Above, Mrs. Ditzel’s book. At right, ment, and has an improved cur- Are you planning to write
Mrs. Ditzel in her classroom. riculum. another book?
Photo by K. Yonamine
And where did you get your “Yes, I have more ideas lined
inspiration for this book? Was up, however there are issues with
it your Kindergarten class that the companies and actually getting
led you to write this book? them published, so I’m waiting.”
“Yes, it was definitely the chil- Mrs. Ditzel doesn’t talk about
dren in my class who inspired me,” her books much, but she enjoys
she said. her work and inspires us all.
week and certificates that showed “If we could have done some-
that they had completed Space thing differently, I think we
4 SPACE CAMP Camp. The Punahou teams won should’ve launched our rockets,
…continued from page 3 many awards, including an award instead of just taking them home,”
for best mission. she said.
Emma Dold ’14 said, “I went Alex Ashimine ’15 said that, “I
to space camp to have fun. I also think the best parts were learning
went to learn about space. Even about the things that happened
though we learned a lot, we also in space and also, I liked how you
made a ton of friends, both from practically lived with everyone.”
Punahou and California.” When asked if they would go
“I loved the simulators, and the again, all students interviewed
rides,” said Carly Auyong ’14. “The replied with comments like “Of
missions were also pretty cool, but course!” “Most definitely,” and
they were so stressful.” “Yes!”
rooms and being an advocate for once you change positions?
them. I am also passionate about A: I will miss teaching 8th grad-
4 NEW SUPERVISOR curriculum design and implemen- ers and helping them develop their
…continued from page 1 tation, and the role research plays mathematical abilities and talents.
in what we do in our classrooms. In addition, I will miss being part
As a teacher, it’s difficult to find of a team that works collabora-
the time needed to do any one of tively to nurture adolescents and
these well. As a Supervisor, I hope guide them in their journey to
to be able to do all three! becoming young men and women.
Q: Who will be running the Q: What is your greatest fear
math team and math club? This about the new job?
past year Mrs. Leslie Hosoda and I A: As is the case whenever you
ran the math club and co-coached try something new, there is always
the math team. Next year, she will a fear of the unknown, of failure,
be doing both jobs on her own. and of not being able to live up to
Q: How long have you been expectations. I am deeply grateful
at Punahou? for the support that I have re-
A: I have been a teacher at ceived from students, parents, and
Punahou for 11 years. colleagues, and will do my best to
Q: What will you miss most not let them down!
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 5
He Mele No... By Julia Barruga retired in 1996, I took over ithe
directorship. Simply put, I follow in
M ay Day is an important
holiday celebrated all over
the world. May Day falls on the first
the footsteps of my family.”
Who usually puts things to-
gether? (The dances, speakers,
day of May. Hawai’i has celebrated costumes, etc.)
May Day, also Hattie Phil-
called Lei Day, lips: “For the
ever since CMS program,
1928. The the senior
Punahou School student direc-
7th and 8th tors select the
graders have theme which
celebrated May is the same
Day ever since for the Holoku
1966. Pageant and
May Day the student
was started by directors and
Don Blanding, adult instruc-
an American tors select the
poet. His friend dances accord-
Grace Tower ing to theme.
Warren began They teach the
the phrase, dances and also
“May Day is Lei select costumes
Day in Hawai‘i.” and accessories.
Punahou School I do the narra-
has the chance tion.”
to celebrate this How did
holiday with you prepare
hula and song. the costumes?
On April 29, Case Middle School Who made them? Were there
celebrateed its May Day using the any costs?
theme, “He Mele No...” The pro- Hattie Phillips: “Most costumes
ductions were are purchased from manufactur-
dedicated to the ers. The student directors and adult
late Mr. Dave instructors select the costumes
Eldredge, who and follow through with the mea-
started the 7th surements and fittings and order-
and 8th grade ing. We use manufacturers like
May Day Pro- Manuheali‘i, C C Fashions, Iolani
grams as well Sportwear, Jams World, and Hawai‘i
as the Holoku Mercantile. We also have individu-
Pageant. ally contracted seamstresses. Yes,
This year’s there are costs.”
king and queen Some students of the May Day
were Davis Mi- court also responded to questions.
yashiro-Saipa’ia These students have been prac-
and Kim-Hee ticing for many months to prepare
Wong. The for May Day. They usually practiced
princesses were during the week or weekends for
Uluwehi Kang, several hours.
representing the Here are a few questions that
island of Hawai‘i, they answered.
Roxy Kiessling, How did it feel like to be a
representing the island of Maui, part of May Day?
Kalei Akau, representing the island The queen, Kim-Hee Wong, said,
of O‘ahu, Kaci Tavares, represent- “It felt wonderful to be a part of
ing the island of Kaua‘i, Lia Mausolf, May Day.” She also said that she’s
representing the island of Moloka‘i, been dancing in May Day ever since
Becky Yim, representing the island Kindergarten, “so being queen
of Lana’i, Mimi Yee, representing this year was just the icing on the
the island of Ni‘ihau, and Kealo- cake.”
hilani Myers-Rosa, representing the The king, David Miyashiro-
island of Kaho‘olawe. Saipa’ia, said, “It felt good to be
Here are some questions that a part of something that has been
Mrs. Hattie Phillips, director of the a great tradition here at Punahou,
program, answered. especially when we gave the tribute
How long have you been in- to the late passing of Dave El-
volved in May Day? Why do you dredge.”
choose to be involved in May Noa Ah Nee, one of the kahili
Day? bearers, said that it was fun and
Hattie Phillips: “My mother knew that he got closer with his friends.
Don Blanding, who began May Day What was your favorite part
in 1928. She was just a recent of May Day?
graduate of Punahou at that time. Mimi Yee, the princess of the
Wherever my mother taught, she island of Ni‘ihau, said that her
started May Day at that school. So favorite part was performing for her
I’ve been involved with May Day classmates and showing her love
since childhood. My brother Da- for hula, while Kaci Tavares, the
vid started the middle school and princess of the island of Kaua‘i, said
Photos courtesy of Sterling’s Photography Holoku Pageant when I was in high that her favorite part was danc-
school, so I’ve been involved with ing to her song “Ka Makani Kaili
May Day and Holoku at Punahou Aloha.” She said, “I love to dance
since then. When my brother …continued on page 6
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 6
Ping-Pong: Sixth By Nate Lohr Plenty of people entered in the
December ping-pong tournament.
Grade Stars Shine W hen you arrive at school and
go to your team space in the
morning, you will probably hear
From beginner to advanced,
all of the participants had a great
the noise of paddles hitting ping- Since Punahou’s tennis program
pong balls. is great, meaning that we also
Ping-pong is a favorite past time have a lot of good ping-pong play-
of people ranging in ages. ers as well.
The game was invented in the Something that some people
1800s in Britain. It was don’t know is that our supervi-
called “whif whaf,” and sor, Mr. Koshiba, also plays a little
was played on a table with ping-pong himself.
books as the net, books In 2008, Ma Lin won the table
as the paddles, and a golf tennis gold medal, his first ever.
ball for the ball. Unlike many people, Lin started
Now the game is much at five years old, and was on the
more advanced, using Chinese national team at the age
rubber paddles, lighter of just 14.
ping-pong balls, and a Lin is a perfect example that no
real net. matter how young or how old you
Every team space in are, whether you are the best in
6th grade has a ping-pong the world, or just starting, we can
table and many star play- all have fun when we play ping-
8th Grade Parents? By Flora Zhu & Kapri Lisehora be doing.)
Students of Team 8Z were
Y ou’ve heard the controversy
over teen parents, but not too
long ago, you
called up in social studies class and
randomly picked genders of their
babies from a
just saw our brown paper
very own 8th bag.
graders carrying Faces were
their own five drawn on the
pound babies! babies and
Team 8Z, they were all
8Y, and 8W very unique
students were and interesting
required to and some were
buy their five dressed up quite
pound rice bag nicely.
and bring them to social studies At the end of the assignment,
wrapped in a paper bag and later the rice bags were donated to the
were gifted with a baby girl or boy Hawai‘i Food Bank.
to take care of. Students were also required to
Team 8Z was required to take fill out an evaluation form of their
care of their babies for a whole performance with the baby over the
school week and Team 8W had to course of the assignment.
care of theirs for four days. After the assignment was com-
Team 8Y had to take care of their pleted, teenagers realized the re-
babies for three school days plus sponsibility of a child was too much
They may only be rice, but they are one weekend day. Students were to handle during school.
surely nice: rice babies all dressed partnered up to work together. All in all, 8th graders realized that
up and two proud parents. (At press time, Team 8X had it’s a tough job to be a parent at
Photos by CMS Staff been unsure about what they would such a young age.
hula and it made it so much more She said that being a princess was
fun to dance with other people that awesome.
4 MAY DAY shared the same passion as me.” Why did you choose to audi-
…continued from page 5 Kedrick Leong and Kainoa Mc- tion to be a princess?
Cauley, kahili bearers, said that Becky Yim, the princess of
their favorite part of May Day was the island of Lana‘i said that she
having two days off. wanted a greater role than dancing
Are there any disadvantages two dances such as the kahiko or
in being a princess? the ‘auana. She wanted to repre-
Kalei Akau, the princess of the sent an island.
island of O‘ahu, said that the only What are the purposes of the
disadvantage was having to pay for kahili bearer?
the flowers and lei. She also said Nathan Stoker, a kahili bearer,
that having her parents involved said that his purpose as a kahili
and having them decorate the bearer was to protect the princess
gym and prepare the flowers was and represent the island.
a disadvantage. Kealohilani Myers- Another kahili bearer, Noa Ah
Rosa, the princess of the island of Nee, said that as a kahili bearer he
Kaho‘olawe, said that there were no is a sign of royalty and is repre-
disadvantages in being a princess. senting the island.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 7
A Legacy for Hawai‘i? By Libby Hoffenberg The state of Hawai‘i is cam-
paigning to have the library here.
A ll over the country from New
York to Iowa to California,
Presidents usually establish their
legacy in either their birthplace or
a place that has
left their legacy been important
by establishing to them politi-
a presidential cally.
library in the It is assumed
location of their that Obama will
choice. chose to put the
This tradition library in Hawai‘i
started with or in Illinois.
Herbert Hoover, If the people
who chose his of Hawai‘i suc-
home state of Iowa ceed in getting
for his library. Obama to found the
Since Herbert library in Hawai‘i,
Hoover, all of the there would be infi-
presidents have nite benefits to the
continued the tradi- state.
tion, the last being The library
George W. Bush, would not cost very
who founded his much, as most of
Center, above: Bill Clinton’s library library in Texas. the funding needed
in Little Rock, Arkansas; below, However, these to establish and
John F. Kennedy’s library and mu- libraries aren’t like construct the library
seum in Boston, MA. the ones that have would be supplied
Photos from the Internet your favorite mys- by the president’s
teries or the newest CDs. private fund and the
These archives house all of the federal government.
important artifacts and documents It would create new jobs and
of one president. stimulate the local economy and
Some of these estates include would boost tourism even more.
museums and gift shops as well. The archives would be an inspi-
These libraries are perfect for ration to Hawai‘i’s students, who
fun, educational visits or in-depth see Barack Obama as a role model.
research. It would create opportunities for
So, where will President Hawai‘i’s youth, from fascinating
Obama’s library be located? field trips to summer internships.
Hawai‘i’s Beaches By Kristen Takebayashi building of seawalls and jetties ironi-
cally also contribute to the loss.
Are Washing Away D o you like going to the beach
during the summer? You might
want to go to the pool instead be-
Hawai‘i’s beaches are also a
habitat to many plants and animals,
including some endangered animals
cause the sand on Hawai‘i’s beaches such as green sea turtles, which
is washing away. lay their eggs on the beaches, and
Many tourists come to Hawai‘i monk seals, which give birth to their
for the nice weather and beaches. pups there.
Hawai‘i gets around 11.4 billion dol- On Waikiki Beach, during high
lars from tourists each year. tide, water now runs into a hotel bar
Around 2% of our beaches are by the beach.
eroding. A quarter of O‘ahu’s shore- Some officials want to pump in
line, 25 percent, has washed away sand from off-shore to an area be-
and 70 percent of Kaua‘i’s sand has tween The Royal Hawaiian Hotel and
eroded away. About 20 percent of the Duke Kahanamoku statue. The
Maui’s sand is gone. Our coastal project would cost around 2 million
erosion rates range from 0.5 to 1 ft. to 3 million dollars. The state hopes
per year. Rising sea levels are not some hotels and the tourism au-
the only reason sand is eroding—the thority will contribute to the project.
Hawaiian Airlines By Jared Kim & Hunter Lee Airlines and myself?”
Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark
Gets Its First Airbus H awaiian Airlines received the
first Airbus model, also known
as the A330-200, on Apr. 28.
Dunkerly stated in a recent news-
cast that, “The efficiency of these
Airbus aircrafts will improve our
A traditional Hawaiian celebra- bottom line and please both our
tion was planned and filmed, com- passengers and crews with the
plete with the sprinkling of Hawai- improved performance and ameni-
ian salt on the grounds of the plane ties.”
so that it will always have a safe CIT Aerospace (Controlled Inter-
flight and that it has lots of luck. ceptor Trainer) is leasing the new
Hawaiian is scheduled to get ten craft to Hawaiian.
of these new airbuses. Hawaiian Airlines is scheduled to
Some people ask: “How would get a delivery of the other leased
having the Airbus benefit Hawaiian Airbuses in May through November.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 8
Kōkua Hawai‘i By Mia Masuda Ziggy Marley, blues singer Taj Ma-
hal, Maui-born Anuhea, and Jack
Foundation’s Sixth I t all started in 2003 when Jack
and Kim Johnson founded the
Jack Johnson has been quoted
Annual Kōkua Festival Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, a non-
profit organization in efforts to
promote environmental awareness
The foundation originally set up
grams in a few
55 schools are
involved in this
panded to offer
trips, and eco- as saying that he picks artists
grant opportu- he likes, rather than the ones he
nities for public thinks will sell tickets. Johnson is
able ways to live
by recording his
entire new al-
bum using solar
school teachers. energy, running
But in 2004, all production
they took it to a vehicles on bio-
whole new level diesel, and pro-
by setting up an- moting recycling
nual fund-raising in every venue
“It’s definitely a concerts for the
he performs at.
the goal to edu- loves the en-
Hawai‘i thing. cate about the vironment and
isn’t just talking
The Festival is entertaining the
music. his music with
offering learning Ever since, the his values.
shows have been extremely popu- Not only does the benefit focus
opportunities to lar, with tickets selling out in just
12 minutes in 2008.
on music, but on eco-businesses
and environmental non-profits.
the entire state.” After a brief year’s hiatus, the
popular Kōkua Festival hosted
“A main goal for us is to pro-
mote the local economy” says
its sixth annual benefit concert Natalie McKinney, Director of
—Natalie McKinney on April 23 and 24 at the Waikiki Programs and Development for
Shell. The lineup this year was the Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation.
a strong group of environmen- McKinney also said, “It’s definitely
tally conscious musicians, all a Hawai‘i thing, The Festival is of-
Clockwise, from top left: Jack with Hawai‘i ties. Artists included fering learning opportunities to the
Johnson in front of a big banner ukulele prodigy Jake Shimabukuro, entire state.”
at the Festival; the reporter and multi-Grammy winning singer
her mom enjoying the music; Jack
with longer hair; the crowds at the
event were enormous.
Photos by M. Masuda
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 9
An Unexpected By Libby Hoffenberg housing, tanks, and tubing de-
signed to quickly seal the well,
O n April 20, the Deepwater
Horizon, a drilling rig near
the Louisiana coast, caught fire,
which it didn’t.
When that didn’t work, the
Coast Guard tried a controlled
sending enormous flames into the burn of the slick on the surface,
air. but the weather stopped that plan.
Two days later, ironically on On May 4, engineers were able
Earth day, it sank, and crude oil to cut off the flow from one of the
started spewing out of a broken three leaks by sending specially
pipe. designed submersible robots to
On April 28, government of- place a valve over the end of a
ficials said there pipe. However,
wasn’t just one this did not de-
leak, there were crease the total
three, and over amount of oil
5,000 barrels of being spilled.
oil were spilling Then BP low-
out of the well ered a contain-
each day, five ment dome,
times what was a four-story
Above, the oil slick spreads; at previously es- structure weigh-
right, smaller boats try to put out timated. That’s ing 98 tons, to
the fire from the explosion. over 200,000 the ocean floor.
Photos from the Internet
gallons gushing They tried to
out, almost a place it over the
mile below sea level. leak, but the dome’s opening was
The drilling rig was owned clogging with gas hydrates, crystal
by the oil company BP and was structures that form when water
previously called one of the most and gas are mixed.
advanced drilling platforms in the They tried again with a smaller
world. dome, which avoid the gas hy-
It had drilled a well in the sea drates problem, but it wouldn’t be
floor, and the well was almost able to contain as much of the oil.
complete when it inexplicably On April 30, the White House
caught fire. announce that new offshore drill-
Attempts to stop the flow failed ing would not be permitted until
when a safety device called a the cause for the oil spill was more
“blowout preventer” couldn’t be thoroughly investigated.
activated. This is a stack of valves, …continued on page 11
Fo’ Rail By Ellia Bower site, another benefit would be to
give a boost to the local economy.
The O‘ahu rail system is a Construction of the rail line is
20-mile rail line that will go from expected to create 10,000 jobs
west O‘ahu to downtown Honolulu and increase revenues.
and Ala Moana Center. Also according to the site,
The electric trains carry more TheRail will further protect our
than 300 passengers each and environment. Rail transit can
will be able to carry more than be powered by electricity from
6,000 passengers per hour. renewable sources and should
decrease the number of
cars on the road.
The plan is to have rail
transit be affordable for
Rides will cost the
same as on TheBus and
TheBoat, come with free
transfers and a monthly
However, it won’t
New bus routes will provide come cheap.
direct connections to the stations. The cost of the planned 20-
The new rail system is de- mile route through Salt Lake
signed to provide improved mobil- is estimated to be $5.4 billion,
ity. which is inflated from a 2006 esti-
The roads and freeways are mate of $3.7 billion.
usually crowded, limiting our The growth in the cost over the
ability to get from one side of the years is causing concern among
island to another. citizens worried about whether
If you need to be at school or the state can afford such an
work by 8 a.m., you’ll arrive at extravagant project with its debt
work by 8. currently so high.
Another benefit to the rail sys- The 20-mile route from East
tem is reliability. Kapolei to Ala Moana would open
There will be just three min- in late 2018.
utes between rail runs so you City officials hope to receive
won’t have to check the schedule final approval of the environmen-
to catch the next one. tal impact statement in the latter
According to the rail plan’s web half of next year.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 10
Eyjafjallajökull By Luke Withy-Berry This not only made the days
gloomy in Iceland, but also dis-
O n about March 20, 2010,
the Icelandic volcano, Ey-
rupted air travel in the area.
“It’s a vacation-ruining volcano,
that’s for sure. My dreams of danc-
YOE-kuutl-uh) began erupting ing with rainbows and leprechauns
again. The eruption erupted from in Ireland are over.” ~Jennifer
a fissure vent on a popular hik- Hodges, on Huffington Post
ing trail, Fimmvörðuháls. This first The problems in the sky left
eruption was smaller many travelers land stricken.
than most geologists The small particles left in the sky
expected. from the eruption, if caught in an
However, after a airplane engine, can destroy the
pause from erupting, engine, sending the plane to the
it erupted on April ground.
14, 2010. Instead Not only were dust particles
of coming from the a problem, but the eruption also
fissure vent, it came caused electric storms. The air
from the center of space was reopened on April 15,
the glacier, causing after being closed for 6 days.
flooding in the area. A much more active nearby vol-
Over 800 civil- cano, Katla, is surprising Icelandic
ians had to evacu- geologists. The volcano is doing
ate the area due to nothing... completely unlike what
the flooding. The they expected.
second eruption was “The time for Katla to erupt is
larger than the first coming close...we [Iceland] have
by about twenty to prepared...it is high time for Euro-
thirty times. pean governments and airline au-
Although the thorities all over the world to start
eruption did not planning for the eventual Katla
It’s no fun waiting around for vol- cause major damage eruption” ~Ólafur Grímsson
canic ash to settle down—unless to the nearby area, it sent volca- Although Katla has not erupted,
you stay busy building planes. nic ash several kilometers into the and the skies have cleared in Ice-
Photo courtesy of Huffington Post sky. land, it sure wasn’t fun.
Steps Towards a By Connor Burch & Brian Jong net CO2 footprint for all of aviation
Cleaner Airway H ave you ever seen a pond
with green algae scum on it?
Don’t you think that it’s disgust-
That would make the easyJet
Ecojet a budget friendly airplane
as well as an eco-friendly airplane
ing? as its name might imply.
Well, Air New Zealand, in part- The easyJet Ecojet is to be
nership with Boeing and Aquaflow named the next generation of
Bionomic Corporation, is creating a short-haul super-clean aircraft will
jet that can run on that scum. Sci- need to be 25% quieter and would
ence fiction you say? It isn’t. emit 50% less CO2 and 75% less
According to an article by Jorge NOx (oxides of nitrogen, especially
Chapa at inhabitat.com, “The atmospheric pollutants) than to-
process created by Aquaflow, in- day’s newest aircraft.
corporates the harvesting of algae The industries leaders will base
directly from any nutrient prosper- the aircraft’s CO2 emissions on the
ing settling ponds.” findings from the latest research.
This process is also usable in The estimate is that 25% of the
many types of excess materials emissions would come from the
created by the transport, dairy, engines, 15% from the lightweight
meat and paper manufacturers. airframe, and 10% from improve-
Chapa explains that this process ments to air traffic control technol-
is made possible by “exploiting ogy and design, totaling 50% less
the capacity of algae to suck up emissions than the Boeing 737 and
available in the
cleaning up the
can then be
used on other
ing the algae
is followed by
so that it can
serve as a fuel
source. the Airbus A320.
According to the web site me- Steps toward a clean energy
taefficient.com, “Boeing’s Dave future are getting larger everyday.
Daggett was reported this year You may hope to see the Air New
as saying algae ponds totalling Zealand pond-scum jet and the
34,000 square kilometers could easyJet Ecojet at airports in the
produce enough fuel to reduce the near future.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 11
The iLove & iHate Review by Jae Won Choi
& Hoseung Lee
browsing on the Internet while you
are writing a report for your teach-
of the iPad er. You would have to go back and
W atch out Nook and Kindle!
Steve Jobs has done it
again. Another revolutionary prod-
forth to get the information you
need. You will have to look forward
to this feature in iPhone OS 4.0,
uct, the iPad. There are already which is going to be introduced in
thousands of apps made for the June. There will also be an update
iPad. But did he also foresee these for the iPad, but it won’t come out
new flaws that now face the iPad? until fall. Two reconfigured apps,
Yes, believe it or not, The iPad Pages and Keynote, were a disap-
does have some problems. iPad pointment. These two apps are not
owners sent millions of com- really considered professional.
plaints to Apple, from horrible Cost. The cheapest iPad doesn’t
Wi-Fi to headaches. My partner come with 3G coverage. If you
and I didn’t really didn’t know want that, add another $129. Want
what to make for our title. more bad news? That $129 doesn’t
Well now, we know… cover the $30/month fee you’ll be
The iPad: The Goods, The paying.
Bads, and The Ugly Battery. The battery is built in.
Well iPads do receive good To break that down for you, you
marks, too. After all, it is a supe- are in trouble if it conks out. This
rior piece of touch screen technol- is why many people hate MacBook
ogy. Lets go over the goods first. Air. So you have to be extra careful.
The Goods… Built ins. This will take you by
Third Party Support. The iPad surprise all you Facebook users:
will be able to run third-party apps no camera. No Skype either. No
without any adjustments, similar photos on the go. Seriously, you’d
to the iPhone. It also has an iBook rather have an accelerometer than
e-reader app. that? Seriously, the iPad is basi-
Good for the consumers. Very cally just a big iTouch.
bad news for Nook and Kindle And The Ugly…
We are not saying Cost. The cheapest iPad has
a minimum of 16 GB of storage,
What can be done to fix the
and costs $500. It is ½ of what 1. Put a camera and a real
that Apple is bad. other companies predicted. Jobs phone on the thing. That will be
was planning to sell it at a $1000 great…
We love Apple. dollars, but then he chose a more
2. Make it so that it can multi-
task. Why is this so hard?
We just think that Battery. Ten hours of battery
life while watching a video, up
3. Add a stylus so people can
draw and take notes on the iPad.
to a month in standby! Well, at 4. Make it cheaper.
Apple should have least that’s what Jobs says. It is 5. Give it a handle. Why not?
also 1.5 pounds, which is at least 6. Do something more special.
been more creative.. three times less than your newly
born sibling’s weight. Though light
The iPad is not really better
than the MacBook or the iPod,
for its size, some consumers still even though the goal was for the
—The Reviewers thought it was a little heavy. iPad to be a whole new different
Built ins. The iPad has a digital category. We are not saying that
compass, a 3-GB assisted GPS, Apple is bad. We love Apple. We
and accelerometer, a light sensor, just think that Apple should have
Apple’s homemade 1 GHz A4 chip, been more creative.
and is multitouch-compatible, We think that it is the best sys-
so the iPad is supposed to run tem in the all-round.
smooth. But we think that Apple should
Now the Bads… really work harder on the iPad and
Third Party Support. The iPad then focus on all the practical op-
is running on iPhone’s operating erating systems like Snow Leopard
system. No OS X. This means no which we know is still going to be
multitasking. Which means no a big success for Apple.
On May 12, an investigation One is the smaller version of the
showed that a safety mechanism dome they used before, sort of like
4 OIL SPILL was supposed to seal the under- a big funnel that would channel
…continued from page 9 sea well, but it could have failed the oil to the surface.
because of a hydraulic leak. Another plan is to drill another
The people at BP aren’t the only well into the failed well.
ones suffering. This would lower the pressure
Fishermen who relied on clean on the first well, allowing a con-
water were not allowed to fish and crete plug to be placed into it to
had to keep their boats anchored, shut it down. This well could pos-
posing a serious threat to their sibly be used for oil in the future.
livelihood. Perhaps the most obscure plan,
Some others are doing what ground-up rubber and plastic
they can to help clean up some of would be injected down a three
the oil, using garbage bags and inch hose into the surface of the
whatever they can find to collect blowout preventer.
the oil. The rubber and plastic would
So, what next? then be caught between the par-
BP has a few plans in mind for tially opened teeth of the blowout
how to stop the disaster. preventer.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 12
Just in Case: By Zack Dang & Connor Lee Emma Whitely ’15: “A few
years ago I went swimming at a
Craziest Summers S ome people want to relax and
enjoy their summer vacation
but others like to be more on the
hotel at one in the morning even
though it was closed.”
Makana Valdez ’14: “One
wild side. summer I was at a hotel and they
We asked a bunch of people for had a really big slide leading into
this edition of Just In Case: What the pool, but instead of going feet
was the craziest thing that you’ve first I went on my stomach and it
Mr. Agena, done during really hurt when I hit the water.”
Robbie, Emma, summer vaca- Weston Kogachi ’15: “During
Makana, tion? the summer I fell off a small roller
Weston, Joe, Mr. Agena, coaster because I was playing
Emily & Bren. Summer School around. The strap broke on the
Photos by CMS Staff & Director: “Once way down a slope and I fell out.”
Sterling’s Photography I worked for Joe Saula ’15: “I was riding my
my dad’s pest scooter last summer and I got hit
control business by a car. My back was really sore
and I killed rats but I didn’t go to the hospital so I
at Makai Market. It’s built over a could still play sports. I broke his
sewer line and at night there are side mirror.”
thousands of rats everywhere. My Emily Hirao ’14: “Once I was
advice: NEVER EAT THERE.” in Japan and I was on a bus when
Robbie Kaya ’14: “Once I a deaf man was trying to com-
was on the Big Island. Me and municate with me through sign
my friend were playing with laser language.”
pointers and we pointed it at a Bren Sugimoto ’16: “Once I
woman. Someone else thought it slid down a 7.5 feet high bowl with
was a bug and slapped her.” my skateboard.”
Summer Around By Korilyn Okamoto
& Stephanie Iwasaki
Zealand, but still want to enjoy the
nice, cool air, there are other alter-
the World natives. Another place you could
D o want to go on a summer
vacation in the southern part
of the world? You might want to go
travel to is Australia.
June to August is also winter in
Australia. The temperatures there
somewhere else unless you want range from the high 40s to the low
to celebrate Christmas during the 60s F.
summer, and freeze in the cold. Don’t worry, you won’t get
We all know bored: there are a lot of fun activi-
that when it is ties you can enjoy while you are
summer here, in Australia. These are the best
it is a different months to go skiing and enjoy
season some- other fun snowy activities.
where else. Here The ski season starts on
is your guide to Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday holi-
plan the right day weekend in June, and ends on
vacation with the labor day weekend in October.
your family or You can ski in New South Wales,
friends. Victoria, or Tasmania.
If you want Here is another place you could
to go to New go for a nice, cool summer. You
Zealand in our could go to Argentina. Winter in
summer, you Argentina is also June to August
should pack warm clothes because and the temperatures range from
if you expect a warm-sunny vaca- the 40s to the 50s F.
tion, you will freeze to death. There is skiing, snowboarding,
Winter in New Zealand is from and freeriding. Freeriding is a dis-
June to August, which is our sum- cipline of snowboarding. You could
mer here. The average maximum also go sightseeing. One of the
temperature in New Zealand’s popular places to go sightseeing
winter is 50˚to 60˚F. would be Perito Moreno glacier. It’s
The New Zealand ski season is a landscape of white and blue ice.
from June to August. There are So if you plan on going on a
multiple celebrations and fun-filled summer vacation in these places,
winter festivals. So, if you don’t remember that it is not a hot sum-
like the hot summer here, you mer there. If you like the cold then
should visit New Zealand to enjoy you can plan the right vacation. So
a nice, cool vacation. if you forget, here is your guide to
If you don’t want to go to New survive the summer’s winter.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 13
Summer Fun By Kaitlyn Yonamine classes involving cooking, dance,
S chool ends in less than a
week, on June 2nd—it’s com-
ing so fast!
However there are also educa-
tional classes, which are very good
to take, so you may brush up on
There’s a lot of talk about how what you learned, as most kids
Summer 2010 is going to be great. forget what they learned over the
There are many ways for you to summer.
spend your summer. Another alternative
For instance, there to vacations or summer
are trips or vacations. school, is just staying at
Whether you’re go- home. Staying at home
ing all the way to Hong may seem boring, how-
Kong, Tokyo, or Hol- ever there are things
lywood; or even just you can do. You can go
to one of the neighbor shopping. There are many
islands, going on a trip with your great shopping centers, such as
friends or family is a great way to Ala Moana, Kahala, or Pearlridge.
spend quality time with them. There are also a lot of movies
Some people spend only a week coming out over the summer, such
or two at their travel destination, as The Karate Kid, Twilight Saga:
however some may spend a longer Eclipse, and The Last Airbender.
time than that. Either way, trips Something else you can do over
are great ways to spend the sum- the summer is summer camp.
mer. At summer camp you can go
Another thing to do over the swimming, play sports, do art, and
summer, is summer school. Even even make new friends.
though summer school doesn’t There are many types of camps
really seem like the most exciting here in Hawai‘i, such as surf
way to spend your summer, it can camps, or volleyball camps. Some
also be really fun. of them are overnight, and some
For instance, Punahou Summer are just for the day.
School offers many classes. There No matter what way you spend
are classes for art, music, sports, your summer—be safe, and have
and much more. There’s also fun!
Boring Summers By Tia Lovell & Madeline Boyle ward, the vampire; and Jacob, the
Begone! D o you usually get really bored
during the summer? Then
this article is for you!
Another movie is Harry Pot-
ter and the Deathly Hallows: Part
1.You may think, ”Hey,
Here are some books why does it say Part 1?”
and movies this sum- Well, this movie is being
mer to watch and read. split into two parts. The
One movie coming first part comes out on
out this summer is The November 16, and the
Sorcerer’s Apprentice. second will come out in
The movie comes out July 2011. This movie
on July 16. In this mov- is about Harry, Ron,
ie, a sorcerer named and Hermione as they
Balthazar Blake is living travel around England,
in New York City. When trying to find Volde-
a force of evil appears, mort’s weakest part: his
Balthazar is forced to Horcruxes. (A horcrux is
take a teen under his a little bit of a person’s
wing and train him to be soul put into an item.)
a sorcerer. Together, will they be Along the way, they discover
able to save New York City? more about themselves and use
Many people have probably al- their wizarding powers to the full
ready seen the commercial for the extent.
movie Despicable Me. It has small But what would summer be
pill-shaped creatures that are sure without some books to read? Here
to encourage a laugh. In the mov- are a few:
ie, an evil guy named Gru lives in Mockingjay:
a dark, scary house. He has built In the previous books, Hunger
up a huge army of small creatures, Games and Catching Fire, Katniss
and is planning to steal… the Everdeen survived the Hunger
moon. But when orphaned girls Games twice.
show up and start to call him Dad, Now in Mockingjay, she is still
will Gru’s plan be abolished? alive and the Capitol wants her
This summer, the third install- arrested. Her family, friends and
ment of the twilight movies, District 12 aren’t safe.
Eclipse, comes out! This teen sen- Will Katniss find a safe place to
sation will probably attract lots of live?
people, so be sure to get a ticket In this great adventure, read
soon. It comes out on July 30. In about Katniss and her family
the movie, Bella is back in Forks. struggling to survive in the future
Lots of attacks are happening, and North America.
the Cullen family suspects that This book by Suzanne Collins is
vampires are involved. Meanwhile, coming out on August 24, 2010.
Bella has to decide between Ed- …continued on page 14
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 14
Twittering: Now an By Amanda Nakanishi & Yeseul Do Apple just came out with the
iPad, would this be something
Option for Schools T witter is a popular networking
system created by Jack Dors-
ey. Each “tweet” has a maximum of
schools might use also?
A number of schools have pur-
chased iPads and are already test-
140 characters per message. Some ing them in their school environ-
schools have been using Twitter in ments. I am very optimistic about
their classrooms. the role the iPad can play in an
Mrs. Judy Beaver has an iPhone educational setting.
and an iPad and is looking forward What are your thoughts on
to using both in a school setting. this new trend?
Mrs. Beaver has been teaching here I love iPods and iPads—in fact—
at Punahou for 26 years and during I just purchased an iPad! I
that time has had many jobs here. believe that mobile technol-
She’s been a teacher, a supervi- ogy will continue to transform
sor, Director of Human Resources the educational environment. The
and her current position is Director iPad is an amazing tool in terms of
of Instructional Technology. content delivery. We can download
In other words, her job is to etexts, music, games, apps, and
combine technology into the easily surf the internet.
school’s curriculum. The applications that have been
She says, “The part of my job created for the iPod touch and
that I enjoy the most is research iPad are truly astonishing and offer
and development. I enjoy learning unique learning opportunities. I
about new emerging technologies look forward to testing the iPad in
and thinking about how they might a classroom setting.
be used to improve teaching and What would happen if a
learning. It is very rewarding to student did not have a phone,
work with teachers as they explore laptop, or some other electron-
ways to improve the learning envi- ic device?
ronment for our students.” I think that students who are
We asked Mrs. Beaver about this denied technology are at a disad-
We heard about the twit- Technology tools permit stu-
tering in class for discussions. dents to connect with classrooms
Would this be something we and students from around the
might do in the future? world. It allows us to explore
Twitter is a social network that original sources and to connect
allows members to send very short with people with different per-
messages or “tweets” of no more spectives.
than 140 characters. This form of It is important that students
communication is sometimes called know how to acquire information
microblogging. Some schools have from the internet and are able to
experimented with using twitter in analyze and think critically about
their classrooms, and I have seen that information.
some very interesting uses of this Technology is a terrific tool for
type of technology for teaching and fostering creativity and innovation.
learning. It encourages each and ev-
Yes, I do think this is some- ery one of us to be creators and
thing that students might do in producers of original content, and
the future! We are very interested that content can take many forms
in developing a school wide social including podcasts, books, blogs,
network, but we want to make music, videos, websites, games,
sure the environment is safe and robots, and animations.
that students are taught to use How is this better than our
technology tools such as microblog- system now?
ging in a responsible manner. We I think our students at Punahou
are always looking for technology are very fortunate. We have many
solutions that will add value to the technology resources available for
learning experience. both teachers and students.
Storm Warning: ents and Sam has to fight with his
In the series, Amy and Dan have werewolf past.
4 SUMMER READING to find treasures. A new wolf named Cole and a
…continued from page 13 Now, Amy and Dan have to go human Isabelle join the crew. This
to the seas as they follow a trial of book is a love story that gives both
ancestors to track down a long lost sides of love, bad and good.
treasure. Will Sam and Grace be able to
The discovery is of the Madrigals’ be together? Read this book by
most hazardous secret and the cor- Maggie Stiefvater that is coming
rect identity of the man in black. out on July 20, 2010 to find out.
How will they find the treasure? Only the Good Spy Young:
Read this book by Linda Sue Park In the other books of the series,
when it comes out on May 25, 2010 Cammie has had challenges being a
to find out. spy. Now, in this book, Cammie and
Linger: her friends are looking for answers.
In the first book, Shiver, you If you haven’t read the other
meet Grace and Sam. three books, you should, because
Now is Linger, Grace and Sam many teen girls love this series.
have to fight to be together. This book comes out on June 29,
Grace has to disobey her par- 2010.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 15
Where Your Steak By Shirley Lin, Michelle Nagata,
& Michele Miao
Some things on that scor-
ing sheet include environmental
Really Comes From enrichment for pigs, reducing dark
cutters and bruises, training proce-
Temple Grandin dures, and effective stunning meth-
If you had ever seen the chain- ods for cattle and pigs. She created
mail about the cruel animal slaugh- methods of stunning and slaughter
ter in China, you know how awful that minimize pain and stress.
and inhumane it is. But how is Temple Grandin is a strong ad-
the mistreatment of animals vocate for the humane treatment
in slaughter houses being of animals. Many famous celebri-
solved? ties you all know are advocates of
Dr. Temple Grandin is humane treatment of animals too.
someone who spoke for the Organizations like PETA and web-
animals—a woman who made sites like meat.org are great eye-
the killing of animals for your openers to where your steak really
meals slightly more humane. comes from.
Temple Grandin was diag-
nosed as autistic at age two. Meat.org
Her nanny would play games Have you ever looked down at
that helped with memory and your breakfast plate and wondered,
speech therapy. “Hey, where has this bacon come
Much later, Grandin earned from? What about this omelette?”
a degree in physiology and If you’ve visited meat.org, you
animal science. She at- would be able to see the answers
tributes her success to the to these questions right before your
fact that she knew how the eyes.
livestock felt and thought. She Bacon is usually made from the
knew how it felt to be threatened stomach and thigh of a pig. Before
by everything in her surroundings, being distributed in neat packages
and of being dismissed and fearful. from the market, these once-living
Having an impeccable memory, pigs suffered their lives in slaughter
she could notice minute details of houses.
equipment or holding facilities that Turkey bacon is a healthier alter-
would scare or frighten the animals. native to regular bacon, but have
Temple Grandin created and you ever considered the fact that
revised methods of transporting turkeys are tortured as well? They
and killing animals. As the animals live through the same conditions
are being transported towards that chickens do.
the slaughter houses, they travel Say there is chicken meat and
through curved chutes to reduce sausage in that omelette. The egg
stress. She created a scoring sys- had to be produced by a hen, too.
tem that large meat corporations Chickens are literally thrown into
use to improve animal welfare and stacked cages, which are later sent
treatment. …continued on page 17
Meat the Meats By Melissa Miura Salt, Bacon Ranch Dressing, Chick-
en soda, Bacon Water, Ox Tongue
of the Now S ome might say it’s amazing.
Others may say it’s disgusting.
Either way, no one can help the fact
Ice Cream, Turkey and Grilled Steak
Potato Chips, Choco Meat (chocolate
covered meats), Raw (a meat-fla-
that meat is taking over the food vored energy drink), Sugar Maple-
industry completely. Bacon Ice Cream Floats, Bacon Pop
Okay, maybe not. But worldwide (popcorn), and the Meat Donut (a
we do consume an average of about deep fried donut filled with bacon,
250,000,000 tons of meat per year, scrambled eggs, and cheese).
and each person on average eats 40 Hungry yet? Try this mouth-
kg. of meat annually (~90 lbs). watering recipe for bacon chocolate
As if that weren’t enough, we chip cookies.
Americans are one of the top meat You will need: 2 ¼ cups flour,
consumers in the world and, com- 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 1 c.
bined with China and Brazil, con- butter, softened, ¾ cup white sugar,
sume half of the world’s meat. ¾ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2
In fact, we’ve all become so eggs, 12 oz toll house semi-sweet
meat-crazy we even make edible chocolate morsels. Plus a pkg of ba-
items designed to taste like meat, con, candied by baking it thoroughly
including crazy products like steak with brown sugar over the strips.
water and bacon floss. Meanwhile, combine flour, baking
Today, we have a more vast se- soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat
lection of meats, including meatball the butter, both sugars and vanilla
bubble gum, chicken drumstick in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a
cupcakes, and horseflesh ice cream. time, beating well. Gradually beat
Yum! With five times the fun of or- in flour mixture, and stir in morsels
dinary meat products and less than and the bacon, chopped into pieces.
95% of the protein, you can’t go Spoon dough (about a Tbsp per
wrong with delicious products like cookie) onto an ungreased baking
Lays steak chips and Baconnaise sheet and bake at 375 F for 9-11
(that’s right, it’s bacon flavored minutes.
mayonnaise)! Important: remove to cooling
More meat flavored products be- racks or eat immediately with a tall
ing produced today include: Bacon glass of cold milk, and enjoy!
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 16
Animal Cruelty: Viewpoint by McKenna Noland Imagine the heartbreaking
scene; orangutans performing all
Stepping Up to A famous sport in America is
boxing. People dress up in
of this just to entertain tourists.
Some people may respond by
the Next Level shorts, gloves, and mouth gear,
and punch the other person down.
asking, “So what? The apes will
have shelter, no predators, enough
Have you ever fantasized the food and water, and sleep, at least
idea of creatures other than hu- to live. The trainers wouldn’t want
mans kick boxing? their money-makers to die out of
I know it would be pretty the rink. It would be cool!”
dull looking at snails or some- I suppose the orangutans might
thing, but I’m sure there are live, but they could live much
other animals out there! cheerfully if they could live in free-
If you have thought about dom in the wild.
this, you So what, they
aren’t the have predators?
first. They know how
There are to escape and
people who defend them-
smuggle selves, they
Orangutans aren’t human,
into Thai- after all. The big-
land and ger threats are
lock them in the humans!
could die in the
even if they are
kept from doing
so outside it.
weigh up to 250
pounds, so can
easily harm or
even kill trainers
or other orang-
The apes Orangutans are an endangered
are then put in species, and they are already
shorts and box- dying off because of our horrible
ing gloves and mistakes, but now there are those
others into bikinis to be the round in Thailand that will kill them off
card girls and bell ringers, and the much quicker if this keeps on go-
fight begins. ing.
There is no need for referees, If they become extinct, then
since the apes wouldn’t respond to the whole pyramid will get messed
whistles, anyway. up. There will be too much of the
This all takes place in Safari orangutan’s food and too few of
World, even though in 2004, six their predators such as the tigers
years ago, it had been banned. and leopards.
Animal Abuse: By David Kobayashi In total, 2009 had about 2019
A Large Problem for A s many of you may know ani-
mal abuse is a very big prob-
One of the biggest examples
you would find of animal abuse is
Creatures Great & Small lem. Each year so many animals
both big and small all get abused
very severely. Animal abuse is
against the law and yet, some
people still do it regardless of what
the law says.
In America the animal that gets
abused most is the dog. In fact,
there are so many abuse of dogs
that there are two kinds of labels, behind the scenes at a pet store.
Pit bulls and every other dog. Some pet stores lack suste-
In 2009 there were 1,212 cases nance for all their animals so in
of animal abuse and that is more the end they just brutally kill them
than half that all the cases that in some horrible way.
year. About 25% of that 1,212 There are many organizations
were pit bulls. such as PETA trying to stop these
Besides dogs, cats have the sec- abuses and fighting hard for the
ond most cases. There was about rights of animals.
337 cases. That is about one-fifth Also when people can’t handle
of the cases. owning their own pet they are
The other amount of animals supposed to give it to the Humane
abuses are with all other animals Society.
such as farm animals, birds, ro- The Humane Society attempts
dents, and reptiles. For that there to find new owners; if they cannot,
were about 470 cases. That is one- then the animals are destroyed,
fourth of the cases. but humanely.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 17
to filthy places with unsanitary through many ways, including
conditions through transportation. public education, cruelty investi-
4 STEAK OUT Parts of their body break in this gations, research, animal rescue,
…continued from page 15 process. Not only that, but chickens legislation, special events, celebrity
are whipped for no reason. involvement, and protest cam-
A cow can weigh up to 3,000 paigns. Members and supporters
pounds. Imagine carrying this can organize and/or take part in a
weight as you hang upside down on special events, projects, or cam-
a rope from the ceiling. Their heads paign going on in their community.
are slit open, row by row. Many celebrities are involved in
“If slaughterhouses had glass PETA, like Paul McCartney, Simon
“We can’t stop all walls, everyone would be vegetar-
ian.” This is a quote from meat.org.
Cowell, Jessica Alba, P!nk, Oprah
Winfrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
They support vegetarians in the Natalie Portman, Jack Johnson, and
suffering, but that choices they make.
It is cruel that animals are
Celebrities are often overheard
doesn’t mean that we treated this way every day. Animals
such as pigs, chickens, and cows
talking about something they did
to support animal rights and PETA,
endure this pain to give you meals. like a special feature section on
shouldn’t stop any. There are alternatives to ac- peta.org shows.
quiring the nutrients that meats One of the many organizations
In today’s world of provide. You can gain protein by
eating beans, tofu, seeds, grains,
PETA works with is Animal Rights
of Hawai‘i. In 2001, they wrote a
virtually unlimited and nuts, and by also taking pills. letter to the mayor of Honolulu,
and reprieved the killing of many
PETA pigeons that may spread diseases
choices, there are There are many organizations
for animal rights, but the biggest
and are living at public parks.
The capturing and killing of the
plenty of kind, gentle is PETA, or People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals. PETA is the
pigeons would have cost $42,000,
but in the end, the city council
largest with two million members decided to look into this matter
ways for us to feed, and supporters. further before carrying it out.
PETA focuses its attention on PETA has helped save and im-
clothe, entertain, and factory farms, in laboratories, in
the clothing trade, and in the en-
prove many animals’ lives, and it
continues to do so after 30 years.
educate ourselves They go past animal welfare,
This article ends with a PETA
quote that should be taken into
which just states that animals can consideration: “We can’t stop all
that do not involve be used for those purposes as long
as there’s a “humane” reason, and
suffering, but that doesn’t mean
that we shouldn’t stop any. In
killing animals.” into animal rights, or that “animals
are not ours to use for food, cloth-
today’s world of virtually unlimited
choices, there are plenty of kind,
ing, entertainment, experimenta- gentle ways for us to feed, clothe,
—PETA tion, or any other purpose”. entertain, and educate ourselves
PETA spreads its information that do not involve killing animals.”
Minute to Win It By Mari Miyabe & Casey Kawano If you fail to complete a chal-
lenge, you will lose a life and the
H ave you ever thought of a
game show which uses com-
mon household items?
chance at a million dollars.
There are ten levels each more
difficult than the last level. Every
Well Minute to Win It is a new level the money increases in size,
game show which does just that. starting at a thousand dollars.
Minute To Win It is a new game On the Minute To Win It web
show on NBC on Sunday nights site, people are allowed to suggest
starting at 8:00 pm. ideas for future chal-
Minute To Win It is a lenges.
game show where you They are also allowed
can play games to win to play the challenges
one million dollars. The that were on the show,
show is hosted by Guy on the web site, and
Fieri (Diners Drive-ins they can watch past
and Dives). episodes.
The challenges use The games on the
common household web site include a
items such as, marbles, puzzle, and two other
clothes hangers, eggs, games. Just like in the
playing cards, and show, you only have
Oreo’s. three lives to complete
Some of the chal- the games.
lenges involve using To be a contestant
one hand to pull tissues on the show, you need
out of a tissue box, stacking 36 to make a video of yourself show-
plastic cups and then unstacking ing your game skills. If your video
them, keeping three balloons in gets picked, you get to be on the
the air without letting them touch show.
the ground, and moving three Minute To Win It has announced
eggs along the floor only with a that Kevin Jonas will be a con-
pizza box, all in only one minute. testant on the show. He will be
Also, players only have three donating all the money he wins to
lives to complete the challenges. a charity of his choice.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 18
Birds of Prey: By Hayley Morgan Incubation lasts for 38 days.
The hatchling fledges at between
Hawaiian Branch Y ou probably know what a bird
of prey is. It is a bird that eats
other animals. But what you may
seven and eight weeks.
They have a diet of insects,
introduced mammals, and other
not know is that there are such birds. Though they usually hunt
birds in Hawai‘i. from a perch, they can sometimes
One example of prey-seeking be seen hunting from the air.
birds is the owl. There are two The ‘Io have declined in numbers
types of owls in Hawai‘i, the however due to the fact that most
Pueo and the of the forests they
Barn Owl. The used to nest in are
Barn Owl was being degraded.
introduced in the The ‘ōhi‘a trees
1950s but the that used to grow at
Pueo has been their elevations got
here even before choked out by com-
Hawaiians. petition from invasive
The Barn species.
Owl can grow This means that
up to 20 inches the ‘ōhi‘a now can
in size with a really only inhabit
three-and-a-half higher elevations
foot wingspan. than the hawk, thus
Above left: Pueo; above right: Barn The females lay lowering the hawks’
Owl; right: ‘Io holding prey; below: between four and numbers.
male ‘Iwa in flight. seven eggs. The The next and final
Pics provided by: k41.pbase.com, usbr.gov/mp/ eggs incubate for bird on the list is the
ccao/newmelones/, 4.bp.blogspot.com/, 29-34 days. ‘Iwa. This majestic
The young owls fledge (grow bird is known as the Great Frigate
wing feathers suitable of flight) at Bird.
about seven to ten weeks of age. In Hawaiian, however, ‘Iwa
They don’t leave the nest until means thief. They are named as
three to five months of age how- such because one of their methods
The Pueo is the Hawaiian
Owl. In Hawaiian culture,
they are considered sacred.
They can grow up to sev-
enteen inches. The females
are slightly bigger than the
They are also most
active during the day, a
strange feat among owls.
They can live at an
elevation from sea level to
six-thousand feet yet no-
body knows the exact extent to obtain food is by stealing it from
of their population. other birds while they are flying.
They live on all islands, but are This is mainly because ‘Iwa don’t
fewer on O‘ahu due to develop- have waterproof wings and their
mental encroachment. Therefore, seven-foot wingspan doesn’t allow
they are considered endangered for easy takeoff from the water.
on O‘ahu. Their coloration is mostly black
Their diet consists mainly of in adults and they have a distinc-
rats, rodents and small mongoos- tive forked tail. The female is
es, though it is thought that they larger than the male and has a red
used to eat the Hawaiian rail, a ring around her eye and has some
flightless bird now extinct. white feathers.
They nest in grassy areas and The male has a red pouch under
lay three to six eggs over a span his beak that he can fill with air
of several months. when he is looking for a mate.
This means that the eggs don’t They may also be up to 43 inches
hatch at the same time, so there long.
are multiple ages in the nest at The main portion of their food,
once. The owlets can fly at about however, comes from when they
six weeks of age. swoop for the water, without get-
But these endemic birds’ main ting wet, and stab their beak into
threats are hunters, feral cats and the water, thus catching prey. They
mongooses. then escape back up to the safety
The next bird of prey on our list of the higher thermals.
is the ‘Io, or Hawaiian Hawk. The They nest in remote areas or
‘Io is considered a royal figure by on islands with bushes or vegeta-
Hawaiian culture. They can grow tion. Their nests are poorly made,
up to 18 inches. Their call is just however, thus causing most of the
like their name, ‘Io. eggs to fail to hatch.
They are of the subspecies of But because they are so large,
hawk called the Buteo Hawk. The they don’t have many natural
female is bigger than the male. predators.
The highest they’ve inhabited was The hatchings, though, are prey
6,500 feet. Their favorite tree for mongooses, rats and other
to nest in seems to be the ‘ōhi‘a small creatures that might take
tree. The female only lays one egg pleasure in eating a small chick
in the nest. left defenseless.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 19
Chinese Calendar By Karrie Honnaka Year of the Dragon:
Dragons are popular individuals
T he Chinese calendar names
each of the twelve years after
an animal. There are many leg-
that are always full of life and en-
thusiasm. They have a reputation
for being fun-loving.
ends about how it came to be. Years of the Dragon: 1928,
One of them is that the Lord 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988,
Buddha called all the animals to 2000.
come to him, before he would de- Year of the Snake:
part from the earth. People born in the year of snake
Only twelve of them came to bid are deep thinkers and are wise
him farewell. As a reward for each people.
of them, he named a year after Years of the Snake: 1929, 1941,
each one in the order that 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001.
they had arrived. Year of the Horse:
Below is the Chinese Cal- Horses are very hard working
endar. and very independent. Also you
Year of the Rat: can be really friendly but at times
Rats are said to have a you can be selfish.
personality of being imagi- Years of the Horse: 1930, 1942,
native. They also have a 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002.
tendency to be quick-tem- Year of the Sheep:
pered and being to much of Sheep are elegant and artistic.
a perfectionist. These people tend to be worriers
The years that are the and complain about everything.
year of the rat are 1924, 1936, Years of the Sheep: 1931, 1943,
1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003.
2008. Year of the Monkey:
Year of the Ox: Monkeys are very intelligent and
Oxen are born to be leaders. are liked by everybody. They will
Their personality is that they are have success in anything that they
inspirational and inspire confidence do.
in everyone that they come into Years of the Monkey: 1932,
contact with. On the other hand 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992,
they can be a little too demanding. 2004.
Years of the Ox: 1925, 1937, Year of the Rooster:
1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, Roosters are hard-working
2009. and,are not afraid to speak up.
Year of the Tiger: Years of the Rooster: 1933,
Tigers are bold and adventur- 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993,
ous. However, they are also to be 2005.
risk takers. Sometimes making Year of the Dog:
them act before they think about People that are the year of the
the consequences they will have in dog are very honest people. Al-
the future. though they worry a little to much
Years of the Tiger: 1926, 1938, at times.
1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, Years of the Dog: 1934, 1946,
2010. 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006.
Year of the Rabbit: Year of the Boar:
Rabbits usually cooperate with Boars are people that are broad
others well and are pleasant. But at minded and are honest. But they
times they can be too sentimental. expect other people to be the
Years of the Rabbit: 1927, same.
1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, Years of the Boar: 1935, 1947,
1999. 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007.
Word Mayhem? By Kaitlyn Poentis & Brandee Markwith Teachers agree that the game is
beneficial but they also feel that it
Is It Educational? S tudents love Word Mayhem.
It’s a fun way to learn new
has distracted kids, causing them
to take students’ computers away.
Word May- play the games
hem is a learn- during class
ing game on while the
the Internet teacher is talk-
that challenges ing, study hall,
your skill level or even behind
of thinking. You the teacher’s
go on the web- back.
site and make a Students give
code name and challenge tons of excuses and say that it is for an
other kids who log in at the same educational purpose so it’s fine to
time as you. play in the middle of class.
They give you a seven-letter This website is completely safe
word and you have to try to and there is no chat icon at all.
unscramble the letters and make People just play games against
smaller words. For each word you each other. They even have math
find, you get additional points. games called Math Mayhem. The
After about one game, you’ll get math games help with you with
addicted to the fun and want to adding, subtraction, multiplication,
play more. and division skills.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 20
Castle View By CMS Staff til necessary to head in any other
direction, plane-wise, but such is
Comic Club’s F or this final CMS Courier is-
sue, the Castle View Comic
the stuff of daydreams and comic
Plane Craziness Club wants to remind us all that
part of summer vacation is about
This issue’s Castle view comes
from club founders Amber Chong
going places. (’17) and Ellia Bower (’16). They
The humor is a bit macabre this have made use of the program
time, as most folks would prefer Comic Life to provide the dialogue
going other places horizontally un- boxes and frames for the artwork.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 21
Marble Blast Ultra Review by Victoria Lee moving object, making you die and
M arble Blast Ultra is the new
game everybody was talking
about. It’s like the new version of
There are some controls in this
game—the marble’s spin control
and the camera direction control,
Plants vs. Zombies. as well as the use of power-ups.
Marble Blast Ultra is a game Why do people like it so much,
created by GarageGames. It is a you may ask? It’s because it’s a
game rated for everyone. simple yet challenging game for
This Marble Blast is brand new. the players. There is the Begin-
It’s the sequel to Marble Blast ner Level, the Intermediate Level,
Gold, with 60 and the Advanced
new levels, en- Level with single and
hanced graph- multi-player modes.
ics, two new There are 60
power-ups, and single player modes,
even a multi- with 20 levels in
player mode! each level of dif-
In this game, ficulty.
the purpose In the single
is to get all mode, you just try
the gems in to finish the level in
the level. But the fastest time pos-
of course, it sible, so your name
won’t be too could be in the high
easy since there will be tons of scores. In the multi-player mode,
obstacles. These obstacles include there are ten levels and can sup-
tornadoes, tetris pieces, moving port up to a total of eight simulta-
platforms and many others. neous players! Instead of finishing
You can not only lose the game it in the fastest time possible, you
by these obstacles, but there are have to finish it before the time
other obstacles, too. There is the runs out.
possibility that you could fall off Marble Blast Ultra is a game
the course, making you restart the that everyone will enjoy and is a
level. You could also get hit by a great way to pass the time.
Home Concoctions? By Kaylee Wedderburn-Pugh needed to repair, pack, or anchor
something so that it stays. The
Or Crazy Conceptions? B eing in the year 2010, we can
now look back in time and see
how far we have come in science
duct tape wart removal cure is
becoming well known and wide-
spread—and that’s because it
and technology and finding cures works. The procedure goes some-
for the diseases thing like this: Cut
that plague the hu- a piece of duct tape
man race. We have just bigger than the
definitely come a wart. Apply tape to
long way. wart. Wait six days.
One remedy instructed In our history,
the human race has
Remove tape. Use
a pumice stone to
been trying to cure gently rub down the
bald men to use an sickness and repair spot. Repeat the
common ugliness process. Often the
onion and rub the with remedies that
ranged from poop
next time the tape
is removed, the wart
scalp with it morning to honey.
will come off with it.
If not, repeat again.
worried about their Inflamed throat?
and evening until receding hairlines Have a dog? Prob-
even in ancient lem solved!
the scalp was red, times (just like
now), and they have been pre-
In ancient times
people with an inflamed throat
pared to try almost anything to would find dog, hyena or coyote
followed by a further stop the loss. One remedy in- poop that has gone white due to
structed bald men to use an onion exposure air. It was formerly used
rubbing of honey. and rub the scalp with it morning
and evening until the scalp was
as a medicinal drug, often mixed
with honey, to clean thoroughly,
red, followed by a further rubbing chiefly in inflammations of the
of honey. Worse still, in Northamp- throat. Externally, it was used as a
tonshire folklore, another cure for plaster, spread on skin to close and
baldness was to rub pigeon poop heal wounds.
into the scalp! Every single day, everyday
Ever have one of those nasty people are coming up with ways to
little warts pop up on your hand? save money with home remedies
How about on the bottom of your and concoctions to heal common
foot? But what is a person to do? illnesses and unwanted appearanc-
Well, according to a not-so-ancient es. But looking back at how far we
folk remedy, you likely have the have come just goes to show that
solution in your kitchen or work- we as a society have been evolving
shop already. It’s duct tape, that since the very beginning.
gray roll of sticky stuff that is a Apparently, there are many
staple for anyone who has ever ways to cure a number of things.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 22
The Hawai‘i Viewpoint by Marc Koga have access to these local shows
because kids are the ones who
Underground L ocally, on O‘ahu there is a
steady flow for an under-
are most into the music.
Some small venues hold all
Music Scene ground music scene.
Every weekend there are small
ages shows for kids in a drug-
free and alcohol-free environ-
shows through- ment. This makes
out the island for a good place for
where local the youth to go, but
bands have a unfortunately are
chance to play, not marketed and
and people can advertised enough
go to shows. for people to find out
This is a good about.
opportunity for These shows are
small bands to also usually very
get known and crowded because
give out their all the kids under
music. People 21 have nowhere
called promot- else to go. Because
ers get bands of this concentra-
into these shows tion of under aged
and make sure kids, people get into
people know fights and drink and
about it. smoke.
An event will This problem
usually cost five would most likely be
dollars to get solved if these under
in. The money aged kids were more
then goes to the spread out and cer-
bands, promot- tain groups sepa-
ers, and clubs. rated. Kids should
The problem have the same right
with these small to be able to go to
shows is that local music events as
they are run by adults do.
clubs and are This is why there
places where needs to be more
kids can’t go. all ages shows in
Kids need to Hawai‘i.
Glee, Gleeks By Jackie Emley through several relationships.
Complications ensue when Kurt
and Everything W e’ve all heard of Glee and
some of us are Gleeks, but
and Mercedes join the Cheerios
while still participating in the Glee
in Between. where did it start, and where did
we see “Sue Sylvester” before?
Another character, Quinn,
Glee first aired on Sept. 9, struggles from being the head
2009 and had a mid series break cheerleader to being pregnant.
in December, and returned on But you can’t forget that it’s
April 13th. still a musical!
Glee starts The whole
off like a nor- story is on-going
mal high school through dif-
drama but ends ficulties in high
up being about school.
resurrecting a Although Glee
long-time school has been con-
tradition. sidered overly
The Span- dramatic and
ish teacher at unrealistic, it has
William McKin- also won over
ley High School countless critics.
in Lima, Ohio Glee has won
(actor Matthew Golden Globe
Morrison as Award for Best
Will Schuester) Television Se-
becomes the new director of the ries—Musical or Comedy—and
Glee Club in hopes of restoring it three other nominations for Best
to its former glory. Actress, Best Actor, and Best Sup-
But as the Glee Club starts porting Actress.
up, Sue Sylvester, coach of the Glee is also known for their
“Cheerios”—the competition song “covers” showcased on
cheerleading squad—is deter- iTunes, with “Take a Bow” (cov-
mined to put an end to it. The ering Rihanna) and, one of our
character of Sue is played by Jane favorites, their cover of Journey
Lynch who has been spotted in with “Don’t Stop Believing.”
several smaller roles on Criminal So keep watching, or start
Minds and My Name is Earl. watching because Glee seems
As the series continues, one of to be one of the more promising
the main characters, Rachel, goes programs of 2010.
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 23
Alice in Wonderland: By Nicole Harrison I asked her who her production
team was and she responded,
The Triennial Dance T riennial is a huge dance pro-
duction that the dance school
“We had a wonderful production
team consisting of Punahou staff
Concert Amazes… produces every three years.
I contacted Mrs. Charlys Ing,
and about 300 volunteers, mostly
parents. Vickie Van Wagner was
the dance school director. She our costumer, Paul Palmore of
started as a part time ballet the Theater Department sound
teacher in 1977 until she became engineer, Brian Gilhooly technical
the Director in the fall of 1989. director, Norma Morichika com-
While she was teaching, she was munications director, Carolyn
a professional ballet dancer with Quindica production coordinator,
the Honolulu City Ballet and later Linda Rucci graphic designer, and
with her own company, Hawaii many, many others in the school
Ballet Theatre. administration—from facilities
management, to the cafeteria, to
custodial staff and ITV.”
According to Mrs. Ing, there
were also thirty parent chairs
overseeing everything from back-
stage supervisors, to ushers, to
security, to makeup and props.
Dance faculty members were
included, too. Eleven of them
were the choreographers for their
sections of the show.
Mrs. Ing said, “There were 420
students, 40 dances and more
than 650 costumes in this pro-
duction—an undertaking that is
impossible to execute without a
lot of support and assistance.”
Mrs. Ing “The Dance production was
said, “Before absolutely wonderful” said many
I became a of the parents and teachers that I
dancer, I was interviewed.
an elemen- Mr. Tam, a sixth grade teacher,
tary school said, “It was awesome, the danc-
teacher, a ers were enthusiastic and well or-
math special- ganized, the dance numbers were
ist for grades clever choreographed and the
1 through 10. costumes were colorful creative.”
I have a B.A. Mrs. Kano, also sixth grade,
from Wellesley said “I loved it. It showcased
College and an the extraordinary talent that we
M.E.D. from have here at Punahou School. It
UH Manoa.” was delightful and entertaining to
Mrs. Ing has watch. I especially enjoyed see-
done seven tri- ing my past and present students
ennials includ- performing.”
ing Alice, The I interviewed a few of my
Little Mermaid, classmates about the show.
Scheherazade, Mia Farinas said, “I really liked
Aphrodite, the costumes and props but I
Momotaro, the wish that it was more often then
Peach Girl, and three years, like maybe every
The Ice King. two years because it looks super
She said expensive!”
that she Haleigh Creedon said, “I didn’t
doesn’t have have the privilege of seeing the
any favorite show but I heard that it was
part of the really good and from what my
production, friend Mia said, I heard that the
however. costumes and sets were great.”
Photos courtesy of Sterling’s Photography
May 2010 The CMS Courier Page 24
Clash of the Titans Review by Amanda Chau and drama because of all the
struggles Perseus and friends face.
Movie Review O n April 2, 2010, the movie
Clash of the Titans zoomed
into theatres. Clash
Not only is it thrilling, but it
also teaches you and guides you
of the Titans is a
remake of the 1981
about the myth of
takes place in the
Greek city of Ar-
gos, where war is
about to take place
between Gods and
man. Perseus (Sam
himself on a peril-
ous journey to stop
the madness after
Hades (Ralph Fiennes) has killed through a lot of characters from
his family. What he did not know Greek mythology.
was that Zeus (Liam Neeson) is his I did not have a favorite part of
father. the film since almost every scene
It is Perseus’ destiny to destroy was full of action-packed breath-
Hades by killing his created mon- taking stunts and journeys.
ster, the Kraken. With the help of My least favorite part was the
Io (Gemma Arterton) his godmoth- ending. The film wraps the movie
er, and a group of soldiers, Perseus up without a fascinating ending. It
takes on the challenge and faces could have been better.
many obstacles on this adventure. I would recommend this movie
In doing this, Perseus will to anyone who likes thrilling, ac-
prevent Hades from overthrow- tion type movies.
ing Zeus and in turn destroying I would not recommend this
mankind. movie if you do not like violence,
This movie is sure to keep you action, or frightening scenes.
sitting at the edge of your seat Overall, this movie was one
and wondering what would happen of the best I have seen so far. I
next. This film is full of suspense highly recommend it.
Dragons: Review by Kevin Hoo One day Hiccup decides to ven-
ture off into the forest and finds
Hard to Train? O n April 6, the movie How To
Train Your Dragon in 3D,
made $26 Million. The film’s voice
it. The dragon. He approached it
carefully and ripped off the net.
And then it suddenly flew off into a
actors were Jay Baruchel, Gerard deep pit.
Butler, America Ferrera, and Craig A few days later, he found it
Ferguson. The directors for this again. It was trying to fly out of
movie were Dean Debois and Chris the pit, but its tail was damaged.
Sanders. Hiccup ended bonding with it and
So what is this movie about named it Toothless.
anyway? Well, this movie is about At dragon slayer training Hiccup
a boy named Hiccup who is son of knew all the weak points of the
Stoick the Vast, the leader of their dragon because he studied it with
village. You would think that their Toothless. He was instantly a star
village would be full of average in the village. He fixed Toothless’s
humans right? tail.
Well, their village is full of Vi- They practiced flying and some-
kings. And the pests are dragons. how flew into the dragon’s pit.
This movie starts off with Hic- They find a humongous dragon.
cup’s village being attacked by They fly back home as soon as
dragons. Hiccup, one of the weak- possible.
est Vikings in the village, doesn’t A few days later, Stoick comes
do battle—he repairs armor and back with only a portion of his
weapons. But he has had it with crew. He finds that his son is a
being weak and decides to take celebrity. Stoick finds Hiccup’s
down the fastest dragon alive, dragon, which is illegal, and uses it
Night Fury. to lead them to the dragons’ pit.
He takes a cannon and fires Hiccup, a shame to the village,
a net blankly in the sky. It hits goes to the pit to get Toothless
something. back. All the Vikings were shocked
He hears a dragon’s scream and at the massive dragon that was
something crashes into the forest. hidden in the cave. They were
The next day, his father Stoick completely destroyed. But Hiccup
and a large group of Vikings decide came and set free Toothless.
to go to “the mist” where all of the Together they defeated the
dragons come out of. Meanwhile, dragon. Stoick apologized to his
Hiccup was put into dragon slayer son and the movie was over.
training. He shows himself the Overall, I think this movie was
weakest and worst student there. great and people deserve to see it.